Officials release name of man fatally shot by officers in Marinette County

Jesse Shuping (Photo courtesy of Marinette County Sheriff's Office)

MARINETTE (WLUK) -- Marinette County officials have released the name of the man shot and killed by authorities Thursday morning.

An autopsy positively identified the man as 35-year-old Jesse Cole Shuping of Portsmouth, Virginia.

Officials say Shuping had been in the Marinette area for the past six weeks. He spent some time at a local shelter and recently befriended a local person who allowed him to stay at her home.

Authorities also say the incident at the motel appears to be an attempt by Shuping to collect a debt be believed was owed to him by someone staying at the Budget Inn Motel, 1301 Marinette Avenue.

The names of the officers involved are being withheld until their formal interviews with the Wisconsin Department of Justice next week.

Marinette County officials say Shuping was a convicted felon from the state of Virginia and North Carolina. He was on probation and parole and was wanted on a grand larceny charge by Virginia authorities.

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